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Jim Zakhar

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Regency Real Estate Brokers
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41 years of experience
37 sales in last 12 months
6,000 transactions all-time


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Top Listing Broker 2022
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Top Company Agent 2022
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Top Mission Viejo Brokerage 2022

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Locally owned & operated

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41 years in business

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REALTOR® certified

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Luxury home specialist

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Satisfaction guaranteed

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About Jim

Jim is a Real Estate Broker, licensed by the State of California Department of Real Estate, and a founding co-owner of Regency Real Estate Brokers, where he served as Chairman of the Board in 2005. Jim sets the standard and direction of the Zakhar Team. Since moving to California from Chicago, Jim has built a solid reputation as a marketing expert and strong negotiator. A constant stream of referrals from satisfied clients has kept Jim at the top 1% of successful agents nationwide. Cheryl is a licensed Real Estate Agent and a founding co-owner of Regency Real Estate Brokers. In addition to representing buyers and sellers, Cheryl manages income properties, designs the long-term marketing plans, and maintains the budgets and financial functions.
Family, Sports, Travel, Music, Health & Wellness, Fitness & Exercise
Bachelor's Degree, United States Army/CSUF/University of Arizona
Vietnam War Veteran, 1970 - 1972

Specialties & Awards


"Essential Representation"


1031 Tax Exchange
Buyer Representative
Concierge Services
Distressed Properties
First Time Buyers
Luxury Properties
Military (relocation)
New Construction
New Homes
Seller Representative
Short Sales
VA loans


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Jim Zakhar's Reviews (5)

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Traci H. sold a home in Trabuco Canyon

Jim Zakhar III was an incredible help to us in both the sale of our condo and buying our new home. We dont hesitate to recommend him and his team to anyone! Jims professionalism, knowledge of the real estate market, marketing expertise, energy and attentiveness to our unique needs & situation were immeasurable assets. We initially had another realtor begin the sale process but after a couple months with virtually no marketing and very few showings we were desperate and had our backs to the wall. Jim III was recommended by a friend and we quickly recognized his experience, energy, drive and marketing prowess would be a huge benefit if we had any chance to sell in the remaining 2 months of our timeframe window. Jim had a professional photographer booked to come take gorgeous pictures of our condo and within a couple days he had our condo listed on Facebook and in all the major real estate websites and we had literally hundreds of views from potential buyers!

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Nadine A. sold a home in Laguna Niguel

Jim and his team were candid, professional, and really made selling our parents house about as easy as it gets. Jim was able to guide us, present options and alternatives, but always allowed us the comfort to make the final decisions. Highly recommend! House was priced right and sold above list in two weeks!

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Patty L. sold a home in Lake Forest

This is probably the easiest review I've ever written. I had the daunting task of being an executrix for an estate in California and I live in Oregon. Part of closing this included selling a house. Not knowing where to even start, a friendly neighbor was kind enough to recommend Regency and the Zakhars. I was overwhelmed with details so I took the neighbor at his word and placed the call to Jim Zakhar. Best call I ever made. Within hours I had three people pulling up to the house and I felt like the cavalry had arrived. Immediately obvious was their knowledge of the neighborhood and housing prices and issues that might come up. They had grown up there, their office was there. Perfect people to take over this project. Take over they did. I was lost I had never even been to this house before and now I'm responsible for selling it! I was so grateful for their help and insight. Amazingly I never had to return to California thanks to everything they did to get that house sold.

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Kathlyn N. sold a home in Lake Forest

If you're looking for a real estate agent near Lake Forest, CA, look no further than the Zakhar Realty Team! With a job change that necessitated a cross-country move, we needed to sell our home and move fast! Choosing the Zakhar Realty Team was the best decision we could have made. As a local, family-run business, their knowledge of the area is unparalleled. Jim was instrumental in helping us to price and market our home successfully in a competitive market. With his help, we had over a dozen tours scheduled and multiple offers within days of listing! Jim went above and beyond in being ready on site and accessible throughout the due diligence period, helping to move us smoothly and flawlessly to closing. I truly feel we could not have sold our home and relocated our family so quickly if it had not been for Jim and his super-human efforts. Thank you, Jim! Our family remains forever in your debt.

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Bob L. sold a home in Mission Viejo

Jim and the Zakhar Team did an incredible job with listing our home from our first meeting!!! He was very prompt with call returns, he always had our best interests in mind utilizing his many years of experience, and was a straight shooter with info or advise. TBH my biggest praise of Jim is for whom he referred us to when we needed to fix up things prior to listing. Every one of his contacts was fairly priced, on time & professional, and made our home look AMAZING!!! Sold in 3 weeks, like he thought it might. Nothing but great to say.

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